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San Diego Explained: What Went Wrong for Alvarez

The Democrat came out of November’s election as the underdog, and never made up the difference. Scott Lewis talks through the factors that led to David Alvarez’s loss in this week’s San Diego Explained.

Republican Kevin Faulconer trumped David Alvarez in Tuesday’s special mayoral election, landing nearly 55 percent of the vote by night’s end. But maybe it didn’t have to be that way.

A few factors contributed to the Democrat’s loss, Scott Lewis explains. Among them: the calendar, Alvarez’s decision to stay planted on the left and Faulconer’s consistent charge down the center.

Watch this week’s San Diego Explained below for more 20/20 hindsight, and what we can expect of the city’s political dynamics in the coming year.

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